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MGS 614LEC Systems Analysis & Design

This course provides an introduction to the systems development life cycle (SDLC) emphasizing the recent adaptive approaches to SDLC, such as the unified process life cycle and agile methods. The course focuses on the disciplines of business modeling, requirements analysis, and logical design and utilizes the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for analysis, modeling, and design of business-oriented information systems. Information assurance issues of system controls and security are covered with respect to their impact on system requirements and design models.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16627 S2S LEC F 9 - 11:40 a.m. Talbrt 115 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
21612 S3S LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
11566 S1S LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 122 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad

MGS 616LEC Predictive Analytics

This course teaches the technical and managerial skills needed in developing predictive analytics applications which are used by customer-centric corporations - retail, financial, communication, and marketing groups - to help make decisions involving complex systems. The course concentrates on a set of well-known predictive analytics methods to support business decision making. Topics such as association rule mining, decision trees, neural networks, regression analysis and cluster analysis are covered in great depth. Extensive hands-on experience using software such as SAS Enterprise Miner is provided.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11567 S1S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs 112 Smith, Sanjukta Das
20884 S3S LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Smith, Sanjukta Das
16630 S2S LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Jacobs 112 Smith, Sanjukta Das

MGS 625LEC Management of IT Projects

This course will introduce students to the concepts and practices of project management in an IT context. The challenges and issues that are specific to IT projects will be the focus of this course. IT Project Methodology and the concept of measurable organizational value will provide a foundation for this course. Several techniques and metrics for IT project scope, time and cost estimation such as function point analysis will be introduced. The class will also enable students to understand the integrative nature of risks associated with IT projects as a part of the risk assessment and risk management component of the course. Quality systems, such as ITIL, CMM, etc, that support IT project quality will be discussed. The students will be introduced to change management issues including human resources and communication issues which arise as a result of a new IT project. Real world business cases will be used to further emphasize the above topics. The course will provide some basic body of knowledge that may help the students prepare for the PMI certification exams.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
17689 S2S LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Alfiero 104 Kwandrans, Mark E
11577 S1S LEC W 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Clemen 322 Kwandrans, Mark E
21613 S3S LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 110 Hjalmarson, Mark Nils

MGG 503LEC Introduction to Business

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2018


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20702 F1G LEC UNSP Online Toth, Jeannette

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20588 S1G LEC UNKWN Online Toth, Jeannette

MGS 649SEM MS Practicum

The MIS practicum course is the capstone course for the MS-MIS program. This course is geared towards providing the student with practical experience in the MIS area through an MIS internship with an external organization or an MIS project within the university under the academic supervision of a faculty mentor in the MSS department. The course will allow the student to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in the MS-MIS program through their application in a practical setting.

Credits: variable
Semesters offered: Spring 2018 | Summer 2017


Spring 2018 (03/26/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20487 S3S SEM ARR 12:01 - 12:01 a.m. Arr Arr Sharman, Raj
11574 S1S SEM ARR Arr Arr Smith, Sanjukta Das
11529 S2S SEM ARR Arr Arr Sharman, Raj

Summer 2017 (05/30/2017 - 08/18/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
10078 I2S SEM UNKWN Arr Arr Smith, Sanjukta Das
10959 I1S SEM UNKWN Arr Arr Sharman, Raj

  • Elective

The MIS practicum is the capstone course for this program. It provides you with real-world experience in the MIS area through an internship with an external organization or a project within the university under the academic supervision of a faculty mentor in the MSS Department. The course will allow you to integrate the knowledge and skills you acquired in the classroom and apply them in a practical setting.

Each of the courses, except MGS 649, is 3 credit hours. The total program is 31 credit hours.

*MGS 614 is a component of the Information Assurance certificate. If you take three of these elective courses, you will be eligible for the certificate in addition to the MS degree. See further information on the Information Assurance certificate.

**MGG 503 - students without a business background are required to take this course.

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